Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.


Capital the “entry ticket” not the main value proposition: Mumenthaler, Swiss Re CEO

While capital has become more abundant, fungible and cheaper as a result over the last decade, it remains important as the "entry ticket" to the world of insurance and reinsurance, but it is no longer the main value proposition, Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler said today. Speaking earlier today during a read the full article →

Horseshoe hires DeSilva as SVP, ILS Strategic Initiatives & Business Development

Horseshoe, the Bermuda-headquartered insurance or reinsurance management, fund administration, insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist, has announced a new hire, appointing Jasmine DeSilva as Senior Vice President, ILS Strategic Initiatives & Business Development. DeSilva was most recently an employee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) where she worked as its Business Development read the full article →

Everest Re targets “significant” Mt. Logan growth, expanded ILS capital use: CEO

Everest Re is aiming to expand its access to third-party and alternative sources of reinsurance capital, with growth of its Mt. Logan Re sidecar-like structure seen as a key strategic opportunity, according to its CEO. Third-party capital is seen as one of global re/insurer Everest Re's three reinsurance strategy drivers, the read the full article →

Langhorne Re names Andrew Markus CEO, as Pestcoe retires

Langhorne Re, the joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm launched by Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) in partnership with RenaissanceRe (RenRe), has promoted its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel  Andrew Markus to become Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bermuda. Langhorne Re was launched at the beginning of 2018 read the full article →

Inflation to “sharply increase” hurricane claims costs, warns Swiss Re

Swiss Re has warned that insurance and reinsurance firms will face increased indemnity costs after land-falling hurricanes in the United States this year, as inflationary factors are set to drive claims amounts higher. In summarising what to expect from the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, according to the forecasts, Swiss Re also read the full article →

Aon & WTW “surprised” by DoJ lawsuit. Gallagher ready to snap up divestitures

According to a report, insurance and reinsurance giant Aon and its acquisition target Willis Towers Watson (WTW) were both "surprised" by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) filing a lawsuit to try and block their merger. As we reported last week, the US DoJ has sued Aon and Willis, alleging the read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 20th June 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 20th June 2021, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Ten most read the full article →

Divestitures more likely than Aon abandoning Willis deal: Analysts

After the US Department of Justice (DOJ) decided to sue in an attempt to block Aon’s acquisition of broking rival Willis Towers Watson (WTW), analysts at KBW said that rather than abandoning the merger, Aon is more likely to offer additional divestitures. The DOJ's law suit and complaint alleges that the read the full article →

US DOJ sues, says Aon Willis would be “broking behemoth”, parties disagree

Reports that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) might not challenge Aon’s acquisition of rival Willis Towers Watson (WTW) have turned out to be completely false, as the DOJ has now sued to block the merger, saying it would create a "broking behemoth" and stifle competition. The US Department of Justice read the full article →

Higher prices driving stabilisation of peak US wind exposures

Major insurance and reinsurance companies that had been pulling-back on peak US wind over recent years are being seen to stabilise their exposures in reaction to the higher-priced opportunity coastal risk presents, according to analysts and our sources. The prolonged softening of property catastrophe reinsurance rates over almost a decade up read the full article →